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July 2016 Archives

Georgia man facing DUI charge after striking skateboarder

A 42-year-old Georgia man was taken into custody by police in Fulton County on July 12 after his pickup truck struck and severely injured a skateboarding teen. Police claim that the man was impaired by alcohol at the time. The 16-year-old skateboarder is expected to recover from injuries that include a broken ankle, lacerations and brain swelling caused by a blow to his head. The accident took place on Taylor Road in Johns Creek at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Probation for woman charged with hosting drug party

A Georgia parent who was taken onto custody in April 2015 following a party at her home, where her teenage daughter and friends were drinking and smoking marijuana, has pleaded guilty to six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Evans resident was sentenced to six years of probation, according to reports. The woman must also pay a $600 fine, amounting to $100 for each count, and is required to undergo routine drug and alcohol testing as part of her probation.

The protections offered by Miranda rights

Georgia residents who may be subject to police interrogation might find it beneficial to more fully understand the rights that are afforded to them by the U.S. Constitution. Under the Fifth Amendment, all persons enjoy the right against self-incrimination. The purpose of the Miranda warnings is to ensure that individuals do not involuntarily surrender that right.

Woman charged with murder after shooting son's estranged wife

In Georgia, a 63-year-old woman is facing a number of criminal charges after allegedly shooting her son's estranged wife on June 23. News sources report that following the fatal shooting, the woman contacted her son and told him to come to the scene. The couple's two minor children were inside their mother's home when the fatal incident occurred there, but neither was physically harmed.

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